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HEART – TO – HEART FASHION SHOW AT M D Y October 2016

By: Kelly Jemal Massry The second annual “Heart to Heart”, modest women-only fashion show, featuring dresses and apparel combinations that adhere to seniut (modesty) guidelines, was hosted this year on Sunday, May 2nd, by the girls of Magen David Yeshiva High School. The models, both young and old – including grandmothers appearing with their grand-daughters, Read More »

By Kelly Jemal Massry

THE GUARANTEE October 2016

By: Rabbi Max Sutton, Rosh Bet Din Aram Soba Extending a loan is recognized by the Torah as a great act of kindness. Sometimes, however, a lender will require some sort of guarantee to ensure return of the loan. This is commonly achieved by involving a guarantor. When a third person agrees to pay a Read More »

By Rabbi Max Sutton, Rosh Bet Din Aram Soba

SHABTAI SVI – THE FALSE MESSIAH, SCHIZOPHRENIA October 2016

By: Yehuda Azoulay Having endured expulsions, persecution and the horrors of massive pogroms, the Jewish nation was particularly vulnerable – both physically and spiritually. It was the mid-17th century and anticipation of Mashiah’s imminent arrival was at a high, leaving an entire nation susceptible to the sinister ego of a mentally unstable, yet intellectually gifted, Read More »

By Yehuda Azoulay

FIGHTING FAMILIARITY October 2016

By: Rabbi Eli J. Mansour “If only someone would feed us meat!” Amazingly, though they braved difficult travel conditions, the desert heat, and the threat of warfare, after miraculously escaping Egypt, some of Beneh Yisrael complained specifically about the manna, the wondrous bread that fell from the heavens each morning to feed them and their Read More »

By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

AN EYE ON CAPITOL HILL October 2016

By: David Mizrahi Most people who are unhappy about their representation in government, simply fret about it at the water cooler. But Joseph Hayon is not most people. At just 32-years-old, he has already compiled an impressive resume of positions of leadership and community service. Once employed as a service coordinator for the non-profit Pesach Read More »

By David Mizrahi

MABROUK October 2016

Leon & Adele Friwa - Girl Rabbi Moshe & Sarah Semah - Girl Refael, son of Rabbi Chaim Adam & Yvette Cohen Eliyahu, son of Rabbi David & Batya Seruya - Bar Missva Avraham Harari to Grace Cohen - Engagement Moussa Saideh to Sophia Maleh - Engagement David & Batia Gindi - Girl Ralph & Read More »

GRAND BEACH HOTEL – TEL AVIV October 2016

By: Esther Aboud The Grand Beach Hotel has just become even grander.  Just one year ago, the entire 212-room hotel underwent a complete make - over, newly renovating the entire premises.  The renovations have enhanced the 4-star hotel in many ways, turning it into a perfect vacation destination. Decorated with elegance and equipped for convenience, Read More »

By Esther Aboud

RIDDLES & TRIVIA October 2016

Riddle: Husbands and Wives Submitted by: Joe Betesh Three couples are at the bottom floor of a tall building and want to get to the top. The elevator cost $1 to ride in each direction, can only hold two people at a time, and needs at least one person inside to operate. None of the Read More »

LETTERS October 2016

A Secular College Experience Shortly after completing my freshman year at a prestigious university, I became a ba’alat teshuva. Newly observant, I found myself in the middle of a secular college campus with raging frat parties, major events on Shabbat, and immodesty at every turn. My remaining years of college were difficult, to put it Read More »

HEALING THOUGHT AND FRAGRANCES October 2016

By: Rabbi Moshe Rafael The month of Iyar (which began in late April), is known as the month of healing and according the book "Sefer Yissirah" the special sense of Iyar is reflection and the power of joy. Rambam emphasized the correlation between our thoughts and how they influence our physical body. Stress, depression, fear Read More »

By Rabbi Moshe Rafael
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